Corporate Challenges

Put your creativity and knowledge to the test.

DECA’s Challenges provide members opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. Each challenge has a unique focus and specific set of required tasks and timelines. The top performers will receive recognition on-stage at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC), with approval from the chartered association advisor.

DECA at the Bell Challenge

Bring the world of business to the members of DECA in a creative and engaging way, by writing, producing and publishing an episode of DECA at the Bell.

Submissions due by:
November 3, 2023

Ethical Leadership Challenge

Develop a public service announcement (PSA) video describing one of the following ethical principles: integrity, trust or respect. The PSA should be designed to educate your local community and those afar through social media.

Submissions due by:
November 21, 2023

Unreal Campaign Video Challenge

The Unreal Campaign Video Challenge provides the opportunity for students to speak directly to their peers about the dangers of counterfeit products. Participants are invited to produce a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) video to demonstrate their knowledge of the dangers of counterfeits and to dissuade their peers from purchasing fake products.

Submissions due by:
January 19, 2024

Digital Presentation Skills Challenge

Demonstrate your digital presentation skills utilizing a Virtual Business simulation in a one- to two-minute digital presentation. The topic is up to you! You can talk solely about the strategies you use in the simulation. You could discuss real-world business stories and illustrate the stories with sim exercises. Or, you could talk about your own life, your knowledge of business and financial literacy and utilize a Virtual Business simulation to relate to and illustrate your topic. The top finalists will deliver a live, digital presentation.

Submissions due by:
January 31, 2024

Auction Marketing Campaign Challenge

Develop a marketing campaign for a full estate sale that will utilize the live auction method and include both real estate and personal property. Present your marketing campaign that will use social, print, and email direct marketing strategies in a video presentation to describe your target market, product offerings, market potential, and marketing and distribution strategy.

Submissions due by:
February 1, 2024

Social Impact Leader of Tomorrow Challenge

Demonstrate your creativity by producing the next big cause marketing idea for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). DECA chapters can participate with up to four-member teams to develop a creative and unique fundraising campaign with NPCF branding. The fundraiser campaign must have an uplifting and hopeful theme with a social media component and video.

Submissions due by:
February 6, 2024

Disability Is Diversity Challenge

Create a focused Disability Is Diversity presentation that highlights the obstacles and experiences of navigating an educational environment with differing abilities. Learn first-hand about the barriers encountered by a student with a disability and determine how you can advocate for needed change.

Submissions due by:
February 16, 2024

Social Media Simternship™ Challenge

Take charge of a dynamic simulated company, strategically allocating your ad budget to maximize revenue. Craft captivating content, engage target audiences and analyze your metrics across simulation rounds. Showcase your social media marketing skills in this exciting challenge.

Submissions due by:
March 1, 2024


Contact DECA staff
for more information.

Christy Rutherford
Education Manager